It has been very refreshing lately to see new players joining the game. New eyes to see just how cool this game really is. New eyes that are not jaded.
Well done that you did not let the disappointed beta players ruin your venturing into what will very likely be a gem of a game!
Soon we will have many of the things we are all looking for. But for now, just get in game, take your time to explore the areas, learn how to craft and hone your skills.
No need to rush, no need to be worried. You have time to learn everything, and as new things are added it will just get better and better.
So, slow down, meld into the community and plan for the future. Soon you will have zombies to worry about. and when some of the mist clears... maybe even new technologies to study and benefit from ...
I can hardly wait!